Founder of TheClayman.com, Paul Moldovanos is a multi-disciplined creative professional living in Canada’s beautiful west coast. His diversified styles include cartoon and whimsy, fine art, graphic design, illustration, photography, sculpture and animation production.
The Clayman’s cartoon work was first published in MAD Magazine which helped launch a career that now includes designs used as national billboards for the US Army Corps of Engineers National Water Safety campaigns, character development for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and health education posters for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. As an Animation Producer, Paul works with many industry professionals and can assemble world class production teams for projects of any size and style.
Currently The Clayman has teamed up with Peabody Award winning Director / Producer, Mr. Leon Lee, to co-produce a new stop motion animated short film titled ‘Ragdoll’. Leon’s award winning productions aim to raise awareness to some very serious issues in Communist China, including the persecution of prisoners of conscience. Ragdoll aims to bring to light what happens to the orphaned children of those wrongly persecuted. Please follow our progress on Facebook and help spread the word!
Paul’s career in clay stop motion animation began as an apprentice under Lisa Jane Gray and David Bowes from Bowes Productions where he worked on projects including commercials for Pharmasave, Lotus Awards and BCAA and Fuji TV’s Hiroki Pontiki’s Tongue Twister shorts. Years later he partnered with Lisa Jane Gray on several projects and pitches for a couple years before her untimely passing.
TheClayman.com studio has been featured on Vancouver’s City TV “Breakfast Television”, CHUM Television’s “VILand Parade”, Canwest Global’s “Go”, Partner’s in Motion production of “Very Odd Jobs” and several popular industry blogs.
As a CG 3D Animation Producer, he was in charge of assembling a team for pre-development of an animated 3D feature film for the Aquafriends Foundation in Los Angeles raising awareness for the international Garbage Patch in the Pacific Gyre. The Clayman and associates provided and created all concept art, character sets and props designs, storyboards and animatics, 3D character, set and prop cad models, full rigs and ready for animating. These assets were delivered to the foundation who has received promising attention from leading Hollywood studios, international environmental foundations and ‘A’ list voice talent.
Paul’s latest professional creative pursuit is photography, he has covered many events, concerts and captured the natural beauty of the west coast. Some notable celebrities captured include authors Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Mate, musicians like Macklemore, Bif Naked, Elaine Shepherd, Delhi to Dublin, Juno Reactor and The Luminaries. His work is featured on National Geographic’s Your Shot where some of his photos have been selected as Editor’s Favorite. Events and festivals he’s photographed include Artists for Conservation and Great Spirit Bear fundraisers, Earth Dance, the The Leo Awards, DreamTalks Vancouver, Caribbean Days, Latin Vancouver and Vancouver Pride. Behind the scenes, he has been a contributing Photo Editor for Canada’s Premiere ‘Good Life Connoisseur‘ Magazine.
During the early 90’s Paul explored the world of fashion and home accents, designing and hand making an earthy line of accessories which debuted during the BC Place international trade show leading to nationwide sales. The process proved too toxic so he put it aside to pursue cartooning. Some of his old designs are now being applied to his new fine art paintings on canvas. Inspired by the healing arts including Reiki and Qigong, infusing and channeling ancient symbolism, semi precious stones and 18k gold leaf.
In more recent months, Paul has taken on several animation students including those with special needs, offering art therapy and behavioral intervention.
“TheClayman.com first launched late 1999 – early 2000, this new iteration of the website celebrates our 15th year online. In this time the internet has changed considerably and this new website will reflect such changes by integrating anew social media feed where you can follow my latest posts dedicated to entertaining, enlightening and educating my visitors.
Special thanks to the many talented friends, colleagues and partners I’ve had the privilege of working with over the past 10+ years! I look forward to working with many of you again!
Nelson Dewey, Glen Kennedy, Tony Bai, Zarko Drljaca, Tamas Eichart, John Mallory, Sean Newton, Steve Noble, Gideon Hay, Brian Uy, Jeffrey Scott, Bill Terezakis, Lisa Jane Gray, David Bowes, Erin Ross, Don Bertamini, Eray Kiranoglu, Ali Sohrabzadeh , Sean Hart, Jamie Salmon, Mohammad Sadeh, Matthew Chitty, John Beder, Patrick Heinicke, Ali Barzegar, Josef Tyls, Michael Edmondson, Shane Birley, Sarah Danielson, Robert Gandell, Chris Browne, Nick Adams, Lee Gabel, Jud Ridout, Hon Chow, Dan Dunford, Warren Stratford, Marie Kerns, Gini Chang, Matthew Wong, Kris Pestano, Dan Atkinson, Kevin Lake, Reza Airlangga, Shima Mayahi, Amin Babaeipanah, Francisca Marta and Brian Burke” ~ Paul ‘The Clayman‘ Moldovanos